Lightning port or USB-C port? Here is what to expect from “iPhone 11”

By September 6, 2019

As the time when “iPhone 11” series will be released approaches, rumors and expectations surrounding the next Apple products are being churned out than ever. Reliable websites such as Bloomberg and 9to5 Mac suggest that new iPhone 11 will have some changes — the third wide-angle camera, the reverse wireless charging system, new multi-angle Face ID sensor, enhanced water resistance, upgraded video recording capabilities as well as OLED screens. Other features will remain the same: the handsets will look identical to the ones we have and the screen size will not be bigger or smaller; the resolution across the entire lineup is the same with prior phones; and the lightning charging port will still be kept.

For the last part, though somewhat disappointing that Apple doesn’t join in the mainstream of USB-C port, we have to admit that the lightning charging connector hasn’t brought us any inconvenience. Furthermore, lightning is superior to USB-C in some aspects — it’s smaller and exclusively owned by Apple. As long as someone mentions lightning, the first thing appearing in mind must be Apple and iPhone. For many traditional Apple fans, the keeping of lightning connector means that Apple is still the one they are most familiar with. 

Some say that USB-C will not be applied on iPhone this year, but it will next year. Evidence is that except for iPhone, many Apple’s other product lines including Macbook and iPad have USB-C port, and the high transfer speed, the international plug design and the true universality make the trend of USB-C irresistible.  Maybe just like the discussion on whether or not removing headphone jack, USB-C and lightning will coexist in Apple for the time being. The good news: this year on September 10th, Apple could include a Lightning to USB-C cable and an 18W wall adapter in the box together with the iPhone 11, which would ease those who are at loss trying to connect their iPhone to other USB-C supported devices. And in addition to that, we still have other good choices:

I. Anker 3ft USB-C to Lightning Cable

  • Power Delivery: Use this cable with your USB-C Power Delivery charger (including Apple 18W 29W, 30W, 61W, or 87W USB-C Power Adapter) to charge your iOS device, and access fast-charging for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XR, XS Max, and later models
  • Charge and Sync: Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to your USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) enabled Mac and iPad Pro to seamlessly sync & charge
  • Ultimate Durability: Lasts 12× longer than other cables and proven to withstand over 12000 bends in strict laboratory tests

II. EasyAcc 6ft USB-C to Lightning Cable

  • Power Delivery Fast Charge:Use this USB-C to Lightning cable with your USB-C power delivery adapters to access fast-charging & sync for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XR, XS Max, ipads, and later models
  • Sync Data & Charging: Apple MFi certified charging and syncing USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) to lightning cable enables you to fast charge your phone or transfer data from MacBook, other USB-C connector laptop or desktop directly; no more needs for adaptors
  • High- Quality and Durable Nylon Braided: Built-in over-voltage protection, battery protection and automatic chip recognition ensure a safe charge of your Apple devices. Double braided Nylon adds an extra lifespan over 30000 times bends, which is longer than other cables

III. Aukey 3.6ft USB-C to Lightning Cable 

  • Fast Charging: When used with the original Apple USB-C power adapter that supports USB Power Delivery, this cable fast charges your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X and iPad Pro 2017
  • Reliable Data Transfer: USB 2.0 supports data transfer at up to 480Mbps between your USB-C equipped Mac and Lightning-enabled iPhone, iPad, or iPod
  • Flexible & Durable Design: Durable, flexible braided nylon cable with 12000+ bend lifespan. Slim USB-C & Lightning connectors for easy connection
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